Welcome to Comedy Factory
About us

The Comedy Factory is a trailblazing entertainment venture, the first of its kind in India. It was conceptualized by Manan Desai, Co-Founder & Programming Director, who has over seven years of experience hosting prime-time shows on various FM radio stations in Gujarat. Driven by a hunger for live entertainment in the state, he founded The Comedy Factory in 2011 to provide audiences with original content and humor.

With time our performances took us way beyond Gujarat, including corporate affairs and public shows in countries like the UK, Canada, USA, and Australia. We are proud to have pioneered Urban Standup Comedy in Gujarat and have since expanded our expertise to include Improv, Musical, and Sketch Comedy.

Our popular Instagram and YouTube channels feature original content in the form of stand up videos, sketches, song mashups, vlogs and much more in Gujarati, Hindi, and English, showcasing that language ain’t a lose screw for this factory.

Popular comedic voices of India including likes of Zakir Khan, Amit Tandon, Vir Das, Kanan Gill, Abishek Upmanyu, Kenny Sebastian have brought their live shows to Gujarat through us.

Having made significant appearances in television and in Gujarati cinema since 2014, The Comedy Factory is poised to soar even higher. Our diverse group of artists is ready to set new benchmarks and avenues for talent in Gujarat. With over a decade of experience and countless satisfied audiences, this is only the beginning of our journey.

Meet the Comedy Factory Team
Manan Desai
The Comedian Programmer

Manan Desai started The Comedy Factory back in August 2011 because his wife married him for his sense of humour and was sure that he would be unemployed and broke if he did anything else. Behind a successful man, there is a greedy vicious woman and that was his wife, who pushed him into the world of Comedy because she thought he had an extra funny bone.

He worked as a Radio Jockey for 7 long years in leading Radio Stations of Gujarat. But he always wondered why there was nothing to consume in Live entertainment in Gujarat, so he had an idea of producing live comedy shows as well.

He acts. He produces. He performs. Mostly for his wife.
As a performer, he loves to weave content that talks about the cultural nuances of India. He strongly believes that every aspect of our diverse culture has a lot of comedy to offer. He’s trying to do his best for people not to get bored in the dry state of Gujarat, with strong presence in the Comedy Scene and Digital Content.


Chirayu Mistry is a Comedian and a Writer by profession. He has been working with The Comedy Factory since 2015.

After completing Engineering, he started getting into comedy, and has never looked back since then. His deadpan style of humour and stoic expressions are what set him apart from the crowd. With his excellent comic timing and everyday content which anyone can relate to, he has done 260+ shows nationally and internationally. His national shows cover many cities of India and the international one's include multiple shows in Australia, USA, UAE, Canada and Africa.

He has written for brands like Sprite and has appeared on the big screen twice, with "Chor Bani Thangaat Kare" and "Gujjubhai Most Wanted."

He has also given a Josh Talk, which is up on YouTube.


An Actor, Comedian and the Production Head, Deep Vaidya loves making juvenile jokes!

Deep holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources but his first love is the stage. Doing Theatre, he has mastered not only his on-stage performance but also everything which goes into making the show successful. He has also featured on the big screens with movies like “Chor Bani Thangaat Kare” and “Ventilator”.

Being the second number kid in the family, he is used to having second hand things- even his sister’s clothes. A non-believer of superstitions, he gets savage when it comes to such topics! He has also given a talk about making mistakes and learning from them, on TedX.

Om Bhatt

Om Bhatt started off with Theatre at a very young age, He landed doing regional films (won an award for that) and found himself in stand-up comedy. He has been an active performer since he was 14. Since he started off early, he has a lot of funny life experiences to share with his audience about his family, about him NOT being tall, dark or handsome, and about him being in various situations with people around him. He is the ultimate funny guy next door.

Co Founder

Vidya Desai is the backbone of The Comedy Factory. Being the Managing Director and one of the Founders, she ensures that the brand reaches out to the right niche. She's the reason why our team isn't broke. She's still contemplating whether to take up Comedy as a profession and not just business.

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